DRONAMICS, the world’s leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, has achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification. The certification recognizes that the company has achieved carbon neutrality in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol global standard.
As a fast-growing technology company on the path to net-zero, DRONAMICS is looking to change the status quo in the cargo mobility sector – which means doing things differently. Its proprietary Black Swan drone is powered by clean and energy efficient technologies, running at 80-100% lower emissions than other means of transportation. Furthermore, its certified engine runs on biofuels as well as synthetic fuels, generating significant carbon emission savings without the challenges of electric technology.
Carbon neutrality is achieved by calculating a carbon footprint and reducing it to zero through a combination of in-house efficiency measures, renewable energy and external emissions reductions projects. The CarbonNeutral® company certification is based on DRONAMICS’ current operations as measured across Scope 1, 2 and recommended Scope 3 emission sources. These include DRONAMICS’ own operating activities, energy use, business travel, waste disposal as well as any outsourced activities.
While sustainability has become a buzzword for businesses, DRONAMICS’ ambition is to redefine what is possible in an industry widely regarded as environmentally unfriendly. In addition to offsetting its carbon footprint, DRONAMICS has committed to an annual footprint evaluation with CarbonNeutral® parent company Natural Capital Partners, to keep it on track with its goals.
“Achieving CarbonNeutral® company certification is more than an accolade, it’s a necessity. The cargo industry has a reputation for being polluting and this is something we are looking to address through innovation. We believe we can be the most efficient mobility solution for goods – faster, cheaper and with lower emissions. Our long-term sustainability strategy will see us working with Natural Capital Partners to maintain transparency and accountability.” says Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of DRONAMICS.
About DRONAMICS: Based in London (UK) and Sofia (Bulgaria), DRONAMICS is the world’s leading developer and operator of large cargo drones. Its flagship Black Swan aircraft is able to carry 350 kg of cargo at a distance of up to 2,500 km. Operating at up to 80% lower cost than any aircraft in existence, the Black Swan enables same-day shipping over very long distances for e-commerce, pharma, perishables and time-critical deliveries. DRONAMICS is founded and funded by leading entrepreneurs and executives in aviation, logistics, and technology from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as by Founders Factory, Speedinvest and Eleven Capital. The company’s fast-growing team includes some of the world’s top aerospace and logistics experts and is the winner of numerous awards for innovation, including IATA’s Drone Innovation Award. DRONAMICS is IATA’s first Strategic Partner for drones worldwide, and has been named by the European Commission as a Top 10 EU-Africa startup.
About CarbonNeutral® certification:
The CarbonNeutral Protocol was created and is managed by Natural Capital Partners. With more than 300 clients in 34 countries, including Microsoft, MetLife, Logitech, PwC, Sky, Ørsted and SITA, Natural Capital Partners is harnessing the power of business to create a more sustainable world. Through a global network of projects, the company delivers the highest quality solutions which make real change possible: reducing carbon emissions, generating renewable energy, building resilience in supply chains, conserving and restoring forests and biodiversity, and improving health and livelihoods.
For glossary of terms, including Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions see here.